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Why no district signage for Gungahlin?

By nanzan 15 April 2008 46

Can anyone out there explain why Gungahlin is the only district of Canberra that does not have district signs (to guide and welcome people into Gungahlin)? There are signs for the suburb of Gungahlin, but not for the district. All other districts (such as Tuggeranong, Weston Creek, Belconnen etc) have such signage at the entrances to the district, so why not Gungahlin?

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minime2 12:34 am 18 Apr 08

Gung Al: I take Nurdurr daily to my place and have seen the earthworks started for a big roundabout at that extension into Crace. Will it follow the Gregory’s Street Directory planned route? Me thinks not. Why?

I mentioned a few weeks back what looked like an intersection on Gunghalin Drive from new ‘Franklin’ between Kosiosko and Wells Station at Mitchell. You thought not as simply not logical.

Drove past today and they have now pegged [with little purple flag things] the median strip opposite – right where I thought they were building that intersection. This would be the “logical” join-up with Nurdurr for Crace.

But not logical to put a another big slow down on Gunghalin Drive. Thousands more people and no more decent infrastucture. 🙁

But they have been pretty quiet about it.

Gungahlin Al 3:05 pm 17 Apr 08

Forgot to mention – there was a speed camera half way down Northbourne inbound this morning too.
Can’t see it catching too many when no-one can physically do more than 40…

Gungahlin Al 8:29 am 17 Apr 08

PS: thanks for the thoughts on GunSmoke. Latest is here for any who didn’t get it.

Gungahlin Al 8:27 am 17 Apr 08

Thanks for the heads-up minime. Haven’t been down that way for a while. But will check out the issues you raise.

We have had some good news on Crace that Nurdurr Drv will definitely be extended to Gungahlin Drv. Palmerston residents have been concerned about the Crace traffic that will end up rat running through Kosciuzsko Ave. Just the timing that is in question – Andrew Barr is trying to get it brought forward, to his credit.

Related topic: thought I’d give Gungahlin Drive a run this morning at 7.45 as an alternative route to the city. Both southbound lanes chokko and only doing 60 to the Barton Hwy intersection, where most of the traffic (obviously better in the know than I) pelled off. Stayed at 60 to Ginninderra Drive intersection, then it was choked and down to maybe 20. I bailed and took Ginninderra – wanted to get here today. So am yet to experience the *wonders* of the full GDE in peak hour…

And Northbourne was about as bad as it has ever been. Mr Hargreaves, I believe it’s a case of “told you so.”

On the other hand, it was virtually empty northbound, so if we finally get some employment out our way, it will be a cruisey run for anyone commuting from further south.

minime2 3:41 am 17 Apr 08

Gunga Al: The magic goes on in the Gunghalin stuff-it-up section down at Stanhope’s. Have you seen the new intersection being built into the-coming-to-you suburb of Crace? It is on Gundaroo Drive! Yep, just east from the giant Barton Hwy roundabout that banks traffic back on Gundaroo for Kms already! One would think that planners would at least duplicate that 100 metres as well. Oh, and its on a bend. Just down from an existing intersection into that paddock. Yep again; there is already a road into the-up-and-coming slum of the future. Do appreciate the Gunsmoke, Al.

CanberraResident 3:44 pm 16 Apr 08

TroyWilliams said :

Anyone else think that the Gunge looks rather a lot like a West Bank settlement without all the road blocks?

– Classic!

Ha! I said a similar thing on RiotACT about three weeks ago. It went something like “Gungahlin can be liked to the outskirts of Kabul”.

Glad I’m not the only who thinks so. And I live here! Oh dear. Needless to say, I really do enjoy my trips to Tuggers – the Brindabella mountains are gorgeous; beats the Gungahlin Desert anyday.

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